Writing Self Assessments For Work

I was fortunate enough to work with very smart and driven people who cared about their personal and professional growth. So w...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

Ensuring Code Quality and Efficiency in Product-Centric Organizations

A product-centric team needs metrics that track code quality and efficiency just as much as it needs metrics to track busines...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read

When You Are A New Manager

Being a new manager can be anxiety inducing for anyone. This is true whether you are joining a new company as a manager, swit...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read

Team Check-In Meetings

The goal of regular check-in conversations is to ensure that your team members are performing at their grade.
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

On the Importance Of Ownership

One characteristic of great teams is that its members assume ownership by default. A strong sense of ownership means that the...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

OKR Overview: Setting Objectives & Key Results

There are many ways that a company can set itself above the rest, but in my experience setting, tracking, communicating and g...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
5 min read

Driving Cross Functional Collaborations to Success

It has been my experience that companies small or large tend to struggle with driving cross functional collaborations to succ...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
5 min read

Book Summary: Radical Candor Quadrants

Whether you are manager or an individual contributor I highly recommend reading the book Radical Candor by Kim Scott. Kim co...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read

Personal Growth Plan

Witnessing a junior team member fresh out of school gain the skills and experiences they need to be able to take on larger sc...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read

Creating Your Team Charter

A team charter is a document that outlines a team's overall mission, resources and scope. A team charter document should be t...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

Skip Level Meetings

Holding skip level meetings is a good tool for senior managers who want to stay in touch with the realities of their organiza...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
5 min read

The Definition Of Done

The goal of this post is to highlight the importance of defining and being consistent about what done means at an engineering...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read
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